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My first “official” post as a Design Team member for Scrap It Girl is for Favorite Things Friday!

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Category: My fave craft storage idea!

This was soooo stinkin’ easy because I love, love, love this desk!

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I have two of these desk tops- if you know Ikea, you know that you buy separate components to make what you need. I think “IKEA” in Swede means “genius”!

I store my punches beneath the glass so I can see them at a glance. It’s perfect for pondering my next project!
I have repurposed some Stampin’ Up! shipping boxes to serve as trays for my punches to slide in. One day I hope to find someone who can make some that look nice!
I also store 12 X 12 paper and my go-to cardstock beneath the glass in the other desk. The two desks butt up to one another and create an island in my small studio. Even better is: two desks means two chairs! My crafty friends and I enjoy creating together with a Lazy Susan full of tools, right in the center of my desks!

Here’s the paperwork that came with the desks and supporting units.

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I’m so glad I kept up with this paperwork because these are the nicest desks I’ve ever owned, and if anything ever happens to them I will at least have something to go by if we have to find replacements.

Well, I tried to find the glass desk tops online but it seems Ikea doesn’t carry them anymore. I DID find this on Amazon, though!
I challenge you, dear reader, to choose one of your favorite things you enjoy most about your crafting area! Share it below and inspire us!

That’s it for today, y’all have a blessed weekend!

Kathy Bo

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I’m giving away this awesome Blossom Petals punch! How to win: go to Facebook and see all the details in today’s post about Club! Please “Like” my page while you’re there, it’s makes me so happy to have new friends. CLICK HERE for my page! Imageampin

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My friend sent me a pin from Pinterest of a banner that said: “Happy Camper”. Well, I just happen to have been planning a trip with Ninja Man and since we were taking the RV, I figured what better time to create a banner for our little home away from home?

Disclaimer and spoiler alert: I do not like the blue flag and will change it when we return home where all my nifty supplies are. I brought only the necessities (ok, really, I brought enough materials to create two banners PLUS a bag of knitting, and wouldn’t you know I “need” more stuff!)

So here’s the finished banner with the pitiful and soon-to-be-changed blue flag:

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Here’s how it all came together:
I used this kit from Stampin’ Up and may I just say for $19.95, it’s so much fun!

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Love it? I understand. I do too. You can order it HERE
Ok, so while you’re in my store, search for “ink”. You’re gonna need it. Just in case you are curious, I used Island Indigo, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler.

Here’s how I made it:
I used painter’s tape to secure the stencil to the pennant panel. Unless you want to complicate this by using rulers and (gasp!) math, you will need to do some “eyeballing” here. Mine isn’t perfect- but I try to just put the stencil in the same position each time, looking at top, bottom and each side of the pennant.

Because I’m in the RV, the lid to the banner kit worked great. At home I’d put paper down on my studio desk.

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I use THESE sponges from Stampin’ Up. Three for $3.50 goes a long way. I cut them in several triangles and usually staple a little tab so I’ll know what color is on them.

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Since the pennants are canvas and kinda white in color, I decided to ink the backs as well. Note the little handmade tab stapled onto the sponge.

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Once the front and back is stenciled, I added the letter to the circle on front.
I LOVE this kit. Really, I made one of these with 7 letters in ONE HOUR! I’ll post that later, as it’s a gift and a BIG SECRET.
Anyway, there’s a stencil that covers all but the circle. All you have to do is make sure the stencil covers the circle evenly.
Tape it down.
Now for the letter: eyeball the stencil edges to center the letter. You want to have the same amount of stencil on the left as you do on the right and the same amount on top as you do on bottom.

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Here’s a close up of the sponging. Want more? Sponge more. Want less? Sponge less. Make it as dark or light as you want.

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In no time at all, you have a GREAT banner panel suitable for PINNING ON PINTEREST FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!

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String them all together (easy since the grommets are already there!) and you have a banner! I used Krylon UV Clear spray (3 coats, front and back) because it’s going to be used outdoors.

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It was raining when I finished, so I had to hang my banner inside to see if I loved it. Well, I do- except for that blue panel- but it will be fine for now.

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And it is purely coincidence that it matches our RV exterior! Really serendipity.

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Thanks for visiting my blog!
God bless.

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Well, I’ve been super busy with my recent open house and a Stampin’ Up workshop where my hostess sold over $600 worth of beautiful and fun papercrafting supplies! Because of a great promo, she received an extra $25 in freebies, making her total of $125 in free items and TWO at half price! She’s a happy girl!

So I’ve been working on a few things and in the process, too busy to post directions! I’ll share the projects here (and you can see them on my Facebook page too! Just click HERE! please “Like” my page – it makes me so happy!

Here are some pix of my latest. Enjoy!

20131029-223837.jpg this one had inspiration from an HGTV magazine. I sent it to a friend in Australia.

20131029-224031.jpg some assorted Open House goodies: Christmas & Halloween.

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20131029-224334.jpg THIS is just STUNNING in person. It was a huge hit at the recent workshop! Check this and the Seasons of Style suites HERE!

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This is an adorable wreath for a teacher. It’s 12″ and a perfect gift he / she will use all year.

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Speaking of wreaths, there’s this cool Christmas one. Can’t you just feel the brisk winter? I sure can.

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This is a MUST have. All I can say is click on these links – but do it now because they may not be carried over in the next catalog! I ordered it all and will use the little bags and banners (yes, I’ll give a link to the banners!) all year!

Banners: click HERE!

Bags (you’ll need the banner stencil kit from link above) click HERE!

So that’s enough eye candy for tonight! If you would like product links or instruction for anything just let me know by commenting below!

And of course you can always reach me on Facebook (see link at top of my post).

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed, and remember that you CAN make it too!
Kathy Bo.

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I saw this fun wreath online and had to make one to display at my upcoming Christmas Open House! If you are local, it’s Saturday Oct 19!

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This wreath is made of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper and ribbon, a styrofoam wreath and floral pins.

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I LOVE this paper! Not only is it durable enough to cut into strips and curl, it is fun and right on trend for the holidays. Cool thing though, it can really be used all year long for cards or scrapbooking!
Love it too? You can find it HERE

The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up. It’s 1″ stitched edge Cherry Cobbler grosgrain and I use it for cards but I think it’s perfect for hanging the wreath. Besides, the red in the wreath matches perfectly! You’ll find it right here!

The wreath came from Hobby Lobby. The label says it’s a 12″ white “extruded” wreath and cost $4.47. The pins, also Hobby Lobby, $4.99 for a pound. (I put the wreath sticker on the pin bag).

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Ok, here’s how to make one:
Order your paper and ribbon from my site here(thank you very much!).

Cut paper into 1 1/8 X 6 1/2 strips. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer

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Curl the ends of the paper strips. Tighten or loosen the curls as desired.

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Place the paper curl on the wreath and pin it down. It works much better if you just position it, hold it in place, then pin.

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I put the ribbon on like this so it would hang flat, then tied a bow at the top.

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Now all you have to do is cut, curl and pin to your heart’s content! It won’t take long to create this beautiful wreath to share as a sweet gift or to make your home even more special this Christmas! I love it so much I’ll be making a fall one next!
Thanks for visiting my blog! God bless you!

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Here’s another super cute notepad! Supplies came from my stash, and most is Stampin’ Up. Though some is discontinued, you can make it too! Just dig out some of your favorite papers, embellishments and maybe print some imagery from the web!

Here’s a link for the basic tutorial

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Check out my Stampin’ Up! page! $99 and you can join my team!

I enjoy making these and sharing with friends and family. What a neat, creative and useful gift!
Thanks for visiting! God bless!

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A quick share tonight- I’m pretty tired after traveling to the GrandLittle’s birthday!
Today’s technique is CASEd (copy and share everything) from www.stampwithtami.com
It’s a chalkboard effect Valentine’s Day card.

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What did I use? Well, here we go:

Stampin’ Up! (SU) cardstock, SU Cherry Cobbler heat embossing powder, SU Hearts A Flutter bundle, SU Tiny Tags clear mount stamps, SU Elements Cute Clips, SU Whisper White ink, Pen-Touch white paint pen.

That’s it! Easy peasy.
Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Kathy Bo

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